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Resistance front’s response will ‘change’ map of occupied territories: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (C) speaks at a press conference in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on October 14, 2023. (Photo via social media networks)

The response of the resistance front to continued Israeli atrocities against Palestinians will change the map of the occupied territories, says Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

“I found out in the conversations with the resistance leaders that their response will make the regime regret and will change the current map of the occupied territories,” Amir-Abdollahian said at a press conference in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Saturday.

“What matters is to stop the Zionist regime’s crimes against the people of Gaza. In the meetings I had with the resistance leaders, I realized that they are in excellent condition and have the necessary preparation for all scenarios against the Zionist regime,” he said.

He added that in any case, the resistance is to decide, and that in the case of a ceasefire, it is the resistance that will propose its conditions.

Underling the resistance front’s high capabilities to act independently, Amir-Abdollahian said, “Iran actively supports the resistance of the Palestinian people against the occupation and its war crimes at political and media levels.”

The top Iranian diplomat also stressed that the Islamic Republic would continue to take all necessary diplomatic measures to stop the Israeli atrocities and the blockade of Gaza.

“Today, the Zionists are in the worst condition and the victorious Al-Aqsa operation proved this once again,” he said, pointing to the ongoing Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, the largest military operation by Palestinians against the illegal entity in decades.

“Today, the leaders of the resistance enjoy remarkable cohesion, have designed the whole scenarios and everyone’s finger is on the trigger,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

Asked about the time of the resistance front’s response to Israeli atrocities, he said, “In case of procrastination by the international community and the United Nations ..., the response will be done at the right time and desired by the resistance.”

Israel started its aggression on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups launched multi-pronged Operation al-Aqsa Storm.

The ongoing Israeli offensive has brought immense suffering to the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, with the number of casualties, particularly among innocent children and healthcare workers, mounting around the clock.

Gaza’s Health Ministry says at least 1,900 Palestinians, including 614 children and 370 women, have been killed and more than 7,690 injured due to Israeli bombardment across the coastal area. A large number of buildings, homes and public facilities have also been badly damaged due to heavy Israeli bombardments.

The military operation by the Palestinians against the occupying regime saw more than 5,000 rockets in retaliatory strikes fired at the occupied territories, which left upwards of 1,300 settlers and troops dead and three times as many injured.

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